Euripides showed his interest in psychology in his many understanding portraits of women ('World Book';). Euripides choice of women support characters such as the nurse and the chorus is imperative to the magnification of Medea's emotions. The very fact that the nurse and chorus are female deepens Medea's sadness, impassions her anger, and makes the crime of killing her own children all the more heinous. Medea's state of mind in the beginning of the play is that of hopelessness and self pity. Medea is both woman and foreigner; that is to say, in terms of the audience's prejudice and practice she is a representative of the two free born groups in Athenian society that had almost no rights at all ('Norton Anthology'; 739).
“My friends at home now hate me…” Medea even earned more enemies when helping Jason. For examples, she killed Pelias and his daughters. “There I put king Pelias…” Through the play, Euripides shows that Medea is an obedient wife when she had borne for Jason two sons. She always tries
Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
How does Martin portray the character of Manon and her attitudes up until the time of her Mother’s death? In the opening pages, Manon repeatedly refers to her husband as “him”, which is shown in the 3rd person pronoun which gives the impression that he has no respect and she has no respect for him, therefore he has not been given a name. This shows that Manon has a negative attitude towards her husband as she believes he does not deserve a name as he is unworthy due to the treatment he has given Manon. As a result, this leads people to believe that there is no love between Manon and her husband because if he was given a name it would show a loving connection. Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband.
“Saidu had climbed to the attic to bring down rice for their journey, when the rebels stormed in. He sat in the attic, holding his breath and listening to the wailing of his sisters as the rebels raped them. His father shouted at them to stop, and one of the rebels hit him with the butt of his gun. Saidu’s mother cried and apologised to her daughters for having brought them into this world to be victims of such madness. After the rebels had raped the sisters over and over, they bundled up the family’s property and made Saidu’s parents carry it.
The conditions forced because of the animosity between the families made the couple feel prohibited to be together and thus hiding their love. Due to the rivalry two other important characters were killed, altering the ending of the play. Additionally, the star cross lovers can be held somewhat liable because overall it was their decision to take their own lives and their decision to continue with their relationship knowing all the risks and ramifications. Undoubtedly the most significant influence was fate. Fate predetermines every outcome of the play, because it is an intense energy that no one can control or change.
State one of the themes in Salman Rushdie’s Shame and discuss the character of Sufiya Zinobia’s relation to this theme. One of the more prominent themes in Shame is, not surprisingly, the feeling of shame. Rushdie opens chapter 7 with an explanation of how he found inspiration for the character Sufiya Zinobia. His analogy recounts how a father murdered his own daughter in London because she had slept with a white boy, and the shame and dishonor he felt her actions brought upon the family. Rushdie was horrified, not only by the murder, but also because he could understand the father since Rushdie himself had grown up in a culture where honor is everything.
He is ashamed of his mother’s background and claims that it has already done enough damage to him. He demands from his mother the same qualities he fills himself with. He dominates her emotionally and hurts her ever so badly with his insensitive orders. We find him devoid of affection for her and he is ever so shameful about her lack of lady-ship, her incorrect way of grammar and speech and even the little mistakes she makes now and then. He is very obstinate, as he sticks firmly to his decisions and never moves away from them, as we can see till the end of the story.
After learning about her government's neglect of the working poor, Sister Stella Legaspi experiences a political awakening and gets involved in a labor walkout in director Mike De Leon's insightful drama. But when her reporter friend Nick Fajardo is tortured and a union leader is abducted and executed, the activist nun must draw on all her inner strength to continue the fight. Labor, politics and religion are the issues that come in conflict in Sister Stella L. The film depicts different kind of disputes that the labor union members are experiencing. Also showed strike outs of workers and injustice among the employers and employees. The film was about the labor dispute in a local oil industry in Barrio Aguho.